NB Lectures are listed below the field meetings
Field meetings are open to members only. All members are welcome giving opportunities to pursue specific interests and learn about biodiversity in different habitats and the relationships between species involved.
Reports of past excursions can be found on this website (under NEWS items).
Field meetings for 2018 are listed below.
Please note the following precautions: stout footwear and suitable outdoor clothing should always be worn. Bring plenty of food and drink, with sun blocker and insect repellent when relevant. Members take part entirely at their own risk and are responsible for their personal safety and the security of their personal belongings.
Of course the weather can never be guaranteed, so some events may have to be altered slightly to work around any inclement precipitations! Also note that return times are approximate only.
Notes for meetings led by June Atkinson:
Enquiries to her on 01423 885612 or mobile 07811 929925
Pick-up point for minibus and coach outings: meet at York Place Car Park, off York Road, Knaresborough – behind Marquis of Granby pub. Car parking charge: £1.60 all day. Please have exact money for the machine.
Please note that the price for the bookable trips is now £17, not £15 as advertised. This is due to increased operator charges.
Notes for all the ‘botanical’ field trips
A packed lunch is required; events would normally finish around 4:00. Please email or ‘phone the organiser to say you are coming, this will make it possible to car share – many of the venues have little parking; also changes to the printed programme may have occurred. Please bring next-of-kin name and phone number.
Nosterfield NR Bioblitz with Chris Packham
Everyone attending should bring suitable footwear, hats, sun screen, food and drink for the day - and there are loo facilities at the Quarry visitor centre.
Ribblehead Quarry and area
Flowers of limestone
Meet: Fewston to carshare or 10:30 @ quarry carpark, SD766788
Contact: Kerry Morrison
Tophill Low Nature Reserve
Hartlepool, Teesmouth and RSPB Saltholme
Goydon Pot and Upper Nidderdale
In search of autumn plants (including mosses and liverworts) and other wildlife.
Meet: 9:45 @ Pateley Bridge showground car park, SE157654,
to car share
Contact: Nick Gaunt
Nidd Gorge Fungus Foray
Meet: 10:00 in Woodland Trust car park
Contact: Muff Upsall
Lectures take place at fortnightly meetings held between October and March (inclusive) in the St. Robert’s Centre, 2/3 Robert Street, Harrogate on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. These meetings are open to members and guests; visitor’s fee is £3.00. All lectures start at 7.30 pm. Parking is either on the adjacent streets or, with their kind permission, in the Waitrose car park.
Progress with the Wildwatch project
The Mists of India
Birds, animals and insects of India
A walk through the study area
Rain forests on four continents
Impressions of flora and fauna of a variety of rain forests taken on personal trips around the world, with reflections on their diversity, status and future.